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Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 194 from 2014-02-01 to 2023-06-02:

Marginal note:Loading and unloading

  •  (1) The carrier must ensure that, while Footnote *explosives are being loaded into or unloaded from a vehicle, precautions that minimize the possibility of an ignition are taken. The carrier must also ensure that only activities that are necessary for loading or unloading the explosives are carried out in the immediate vicinity.

  • Marginal note:Precautions

    (2) The carrier must ensure that precautions are taken that will prevent unauthorized people from having access to the explosives during loading or unloading and that will prevent any person in the immediate vicinity from doing anything that could increase the likelihood of an ignition.

  • Marginal note:Fuel, oil and tire pressure check

    (3) The carrier must ensure that the vehicle is fuelled, the oil level and tire pressure are checked and all required servicing of the vehicle is carried out before the loading of explosives begins.

  • Marginal note:Engine turned off and brakes set

    (4) During the loading or unloading of explosives, the driver must ensure that the engine is turned off and the brakes are set. However, the engine may be left running if it is needed to operate a power take-off or if cold and wind conditions could make restarting the engine difficult.

  • Marginal note:No stopping

    (5) The carrier must ensure that once the loading or unloading begins, it continues without stopping until it is completed.

  • Marginal note:Throwing or dropping explosives

    (6) The carrier must ensure that packages or containers of explosives are not thrown or dropped during the loading or unloading of explosives.

  • Marginal note:Securing explosives

    (7) The carrier must ensure that the explosives are stowed and secured in a manner that eliminates any possibility of an ignition, including ignition by another item or substance that is also being transported.

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